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MLB FanDuel Picks for May 8, 2020

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Clevinger CLE $11,000 52.68 4.79
Walker Buehler LOS $11,500 45.17 3.93
Lance Lynn TEX $9,600 41.98 4.37
Stephen Strasburg WAS $11,400 39.24 3.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marco Gonzales SEA $5,700 27.78 4.87
Reynaldo López CWS $6,500 31.23 4.81
Mike Clevinger CLE $11,000 52.68 4.79
Luis Castillo CIN $6,800 31.41 4.62

Catcher/First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Danny Santana TEX $2,800 13.69 4.89
Max Muncy LOS $3,300 12.54 3.80
José Abreu CWS $3,000 12.21 4.07
Ji-Man Choi TAM $2,700 11.92 4.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Sean Murphy OAK $2,000 11.44 5.72
Christian Vázquez BOS $2,000 10.96 5.48
Danny Santana TEX $2,800 13.69 4.89
Jorge Alfaro MIA $2,100 10.17 4.84

Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ketel Marte ARI $3,400 13.87 4.08
Jose Altuve HOU $3,700 12.77 3.45
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,700 12.56 4.65
Rougned Odor TEX $2,300 12.25 5.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rougned Odor TEX $2,300 12.25 5.33
Cavan Biggio TOR $2,700 12.56 4.65
David Bote CHC $2,000 8.62 4.31
Mauricio Dubón SFG $2,000 8.52 4.26

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Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marcus Semien OAK $3,600 13.80 3.83
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,200 13.22 4.13
Trevor Story COL $4,100 13.13 3.20
Xander Bogaerts BOS $3,100 12.50 4.03

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Miguel Rojas MIA $2,000 8.85 4.42
Didi Gregorius PHI $2,200 9.40 4.27
Tim Anderson CWS $2,900 12.33 4.25
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP $3,200 13.22 4.13

Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $3,900 15.20 3.90
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,000 13.84 4.61
Alex Bregman HOU $3,700 13.33 3.60
Eugenio Suárez CIN $4,100 13.05 3.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tommy Edman STL $2,100 11.50 5.48
Yoán Moncada CWS $3,000 13.84 4.61
Todd Frazier TEX $2,200 10.05 4.57
Brian Anderson MIA $2,800 12.55 4.48

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Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian Yelich MIL $4,400 15.11 3.43
Jorge Soler KAN $3,200 13.88 4.34
Mike Trout LAA $4,600 13.87 3.02
Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL $3,600 13.79 3.83
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,700 13.60 5.04
George Springer HOU $3,800 13.50 3.55
Jonathan Villar MIA $3,200 13.26 4.14
Mookie Betts LOS $3,700 12.99 3.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ender Inciarte ATL $2,100 11.11 5.29
Eloy Jiménez CWS $2,500 12.73 5.09
Corey Dickerson MIA $2,700 13.60 5.04
Ian Happ CHC $2,600 12.53 4.82
Jason Heyward CHC $2,000 9.59 4.79
Randal Grichuk TOR $2,200 10.27 4.67
Teoscar Hernández TOR $2,200 10.24 4.65
Trey Mancini BAL $2,700 12.55 4.65

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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